Greetings is an act of communication in which human beings
intentionally make their presence known to each other, to show
attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship (usually cordial)
or social status (formal or informal) between individuals or groups of
people coming in contact with each other,The Yorubas believes in
greetings and in respecting elders. Part of yoruba greetings his a
young male prostrating for the elderly ones while the young female
kneel down.the Yorubas have an appropriate salutation for every
occasion: Ekaro (good morning);  Ekasan (good afternoon) Ekale (good
evening) Ekuise (well done); Ekabo (welcome); Eku ile (greeting
someone who has been at home);Eku atijo (long time, nosee); Eku ijoko
(for sitting down); Eku iduro (forstanding); Eku iroju (forexpressing
sympathy);Eku eru (for carrying a load or bearing a burden);Eku alejo
(for entertainings visitor or a stranger);Eku inawo (for
beinggenerous); Eku oriire(congratulations); Ekufaaji (for
relaxation); Ekuodun (for festivity); Ekuaajo (appreciation tosomeone
showing sympathy); Eku otutu (for cold weather); Eku ooru(for heat);
Eku idele(greeting a family whose member is on a sojourn).




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